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I'm addicted to books. According to Umberto Eco I am building an anti-library, meaning I own way more books than I have read. I love good fiction, literature, theology, Biblical studies, philosophy, children's books, and lots more.

Currently reading

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Danae Yankoski, Francis Chan
The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation
N.T. Wright
The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace
Kenneth J. Collins
Progress: 244/331 pages
House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
Progress: 50/662 pages
The Hound of the Baskervilles (with Illustrations by Sidney Paget)
Sidney Paget, Arthur Conan Doyle
Progress: 35 %
The Dead Zone
Stephen King
Progress: 52/402 pages
Holiness
J.C. Ryle
Help! I'm a Small Church Youth Worker: Achieving Big-Time Success in a Non-Mega Ministry
Rich Grassel
Progress: 57/115 pages
How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels
N.T. Wright
Progress: 69 %
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  - J.K. Rowling This book was a mixed bag for me. I found it thoroughly engaging (a real page turner), but I wouldn't consider it great literature. The situations and environments pull you in. So do the relationships between characters. It was fun, but I'm not really sure what the message of the book was. For Christians looking to rationalize reading Harry Potter: This is no Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of the Rings. I would even say that I would be careful of allowing young people to read this series, as it does glamorize magic in an accessible sort of way that Lewis, Tolkien, or even L. Frank Baum steer clear of. With that disclaimer--I am going to press onward in the series before I have any further opinions.